Hedgeweek announces winners of European Awards 2023
Hedgeweek has announced the winners of the Hedgeweek European Awards 2023, which recognise excellence among fund managers and service providers in Europe across a wide range of categories.
Voting for the awards, which were presented today (9 March) at an exclusive ceremony and networking event at the Reform Club, London, was conducted via an online poll of the entire Hedgeweek userbase, where participants were asked to make their choice among the shortlisted firms in each category.
The manager categories cover a wide spectrum of investment strategies and fund types– encompassing the hedge fund, multi-manager, emerging manager and liquid alternatives universes. The service provider categories span all the key areas of the broader hedge fund industry ecosystem.
Pre-selection data for the awards was provided by Bloomberg, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from 30 September, 2021 to 30 September, 2022 by funds in the following categories:
The hedge fund manager award categories include UK and European-based single-manager and multi-manager hedge funds with a track record of more than three years and over $50 million (except the Smaller Hedge Fund Category, which can be up to $50m) in AuM.
The women-managed fund award category includes all hedge funds that have self-disclosed to Bloomberg as being managed by women, with a track record of more than three years. This category has no AuM minimum.
The liquid alternatives manager award categories include UK and European single-manager funds employing a hedge-fund-like strategy outside of the traditional hedge fund structure with a track record of more than 3 years and over $50 million in AuM.
The emerging manager award categories include UK and European-based single-manager hedge funds with a track record of less than 3 years. These categories have no AuM minimum.
For the service provider categories, the nominated firms are based on a widespread survey of more than 100 fund managers and other key industry participants.
Nominations for all categories are based on annualised performance over a 12-month period from May 31, 2021 to May 31, 2022. Nominations in various award categories are further split by size and strategy as specified in the award name.
The winners are:
Best Hedge Fund Over $1 Billion: Overall – Clean Energy Transition
Best Equity Hedge Fund Over $500 Million – Clean Energy Transition
Best Hedge Fund Under $500 Million: Overall – Lake Geneva Investment Partners SA
Best Credit Hedge (ex Structured Credit) Fund – LCC Management
Best Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA) Strategy Hedge Fund – Capital Fund Management
Best Emerging Manager: Credit Hedge – Solventis
Best Emerging Manager: Equity Hedge – Proxy P Renewable
Best Emerging Manager: Macro – Axiom Alternative Investments Sarl (Axiom Alternative Funds SICAV-RAIF - Axiom Liquid Rates)
Best Equity Hedge Fund Under $500 Million – Azvalor Asset Management – Mimosa Capital SIF Sicav Azvalor ULTRA
Best Overall Event Driven Hedge Fund – Altana Wealth - Altana Distressed Opportunities Fund
Best Macro Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund – SYSTRADE AG
Best Macro Discretionary Strategy Hedge Fund – Svelland Global Trading Fund
Best Relative Value Hedge Fund Over $500 Million – Blue Diamond Asset Management – Blue Diamond Non-Directional Fund
Best Relative Value Hedge Fund Under $500 Million – Gardena Capital
Best Structured Credit Hedge Fund – SCIO Capital LLP.
Best UCITS Fund – Systematica Investments – Schroder GAIA BlueTrend
Best Audit Firm - Middle Market – Buzzacott
Best Audit Firm - Overall – EY
Best Audit Firm - Start-Ups – Blick Rothenberg
Best Administrator - Digital Assets – Trident Trust
Best Administrator - ESG – Apex Group
Best Administrator - Overall – The Citco group of companies
Best Administrator - Start-up & Emerging Funds – Opus Fund Services
Best Administrator - Technology – SS&C Technologies
Best Administrator - Fund Domicile – Vistra
Best AI Technology Provider – TS Imagine
Best Alternative Data Provider – Refinitiv Lipper
Best Cloud Services Provider – Tribeca
Best Custodian – JP Morgan
Best Cybersecurity Provider – Abacus Group
Best Data Management Solution – SS&C Advent
Best Data Provider - Overall – big xyt
Best Data Science Solution Provider – Eagle Alpha
Best Custodian - Digital Assets – Fireblocks
Best ESG Solution – RepRisk
Best Executive Search Firm – One Ten Associates
Best Foreign Exchange Solution – 360T
Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Software – FIS
Best Hedge Fund Domicile – Cayman Islands
Best Index Provider – MSCI
Best Insurance Service Provider – Lockton
Best Law Firm - Digital Assets – Schulte Roth & Zabel
Best Law Firm - Fund Domicile – Maples Group
Best Law Firm - Overall – Simmons & Simmons
Best Managed Accounts Solution – Innocap
Best ManCo Solution – Crestbridge
Best OMS – MAIA Technology
Best Outsourced Solution – Kaizen Technology
Best Outsourced Trading Provider – Cowen
Best Portfolio Management Software – SS&C Eze
Best PR and Communications Firm – The Realization Group
Best Prime Broker – Goldman Sachs
Best Prime Broker - Capital Introduction – Societe Generale
Best Prime Broker - Client Service – Interactive Brokers
Best Prime Broker - Start-Up & Emerging Managers – IG Prime
Best Quant Technology Solution – QuantHouse
Best Regulatory Advisory & Compliance Firm - Fund Domicile – Waystone
Best Regulatory Advisory & Compliance Firm - Overall – ACA Group
Best Regulatory Hosting Solution – Vittoria & Partners
Best Regulatory Reporting Solution – Fingerprint
Best Research Solution – Bipsync
Best Risk Management Software – Coremont LLP
Best Seeding Platform – Investcorp-Tages
Best Tax Advisory – EisnerAmper
Best Third-Party Marketing Firm – Aravis Capital Limited
Best Trading and Execution Platform – CMC Markets Connect
Best Treasury Management Solution – Kayenta
Best Trading Technology Provider – SigTech
Best UCITS Platform – Amundi